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Are services offered by Head Start positively impacting obese children in Yolo County?

Obesity is a serious health problem worldwide. In the United States obesity is considered an epidemic that is linked to other chronic diseases. Obesity is also a concern because a large population of obese adults in the future will make it expensive to treat obesity and other related chronic diseases linked to obesity. According to different studies, CDC, (2014 A) the percentage of adults and children suffering from obesity has doubled in the past 30 years. As a result of this alarming epidemic, government, health and community agencies in the United States are focusing on prevention and intervention to decrease the high rate of obesity. One of the programs that are making efforts to help decrease child obesity is the Head Start Program. This study will focus on determining how effective the Head Start program impacts children and families to better manage or decrease the children's weight.

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